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Leonardo da Vinci

Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci

    igwggduцитируетв прошлом году
    It is better to imitate ancient than modern work.
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    Just as food eaten without appetite is a tedious nourishment, so does study without zeal damage the memory by not assimilating what it absorbs.
    anastbayandinaцитируетв прошлом году
    As a day well spent makes sleep seem pleasant, so a life well employed makes death pleasant. A life well spent is long
    b5100845609цитирует3 года назад
    His first principle stated broadly that the most useful art was the one which could most easily be communicated.
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    The first picture in the world, he remarked in a happy epigram, had been "a line surrounding the shadow of a man, cast by the sun on the wall."
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    has as many movements of the body as of varieties of ideas.
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    "the painter strives and competes with nature,"
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    It was Leonardo's firm conviction that each thought had some outward expression by which the trained observer was able to recognize it.
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    He had searched to find a scientific basis for art, and discovered it in the imitation of nature,
    TMK 106цитирует3 года назад
    Avoid the precepts of those thinkers whose reasoning is not confirmed by experience.
    wissalme5198цитирует4 года назад
    And if they are prompt in action and in their ways the figures are likewise prompt; and if the painter is pious, the figures with their twisted necks appear pious likewise, and if the painter is lazy the figures seem like laziness personified, and if the painter is deformed so are his figures, and if he is mad it is amply
    wissalme5198цитирует4 года назад
    Mind and Expression
    72.
    No figure will be admirable if the gesture which expresses the passion of the soul is not visible in it. The most admirable figure is that which best expresses the passion of its mind.
    wissalme5198цитирует4 года назад
    You must depict your figures with gestures which will show what the figure has in his mind, otherwise your art will not be praiseworthy.
    wissalme5198цитирует4 года назад
    The youth should first learn perspective, and then the measurements of every object; he should then copy from some good master to accustom himself to well-drawn forms, then from nature to acquire confirmation of the theories he has learnt; then he should study for a time the works of various masters, and finally attain the habit of putting into practice and producing his art.
    wissalme5198цитирует4 года назад
    Practice should always be based on sound theory; perspective is the guide and the portal of theory, and without it nothing can be well done in the art of painting.
    wissalme5198цитирует4 года назад
    He is a poor disciple who does not surpass his master.
    wissalme5198цитирует4 года назад
    let those who by reason of the existence of fools make a profession of it, forgive me
    wissalme5198цитирует4 года назад
    Men will pursue the thing which they most greatly fear; that is to say, they will be miserable in order to avoid falling into misery.
    wissalme5198цитирует4 года назад
    It is ill to praise, and worse to blame, the thing which you do not understand.
    wissalme5198цитирует4 года назад
    Here is a thing which the more it is needed the more it is rejected: and this is advice, which is unwillingly heeded by those who most need it, that is to say, by the ignorant.
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